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Fears vs Dreams - Brief Check-Up

Wed Sep 18, 2013, 4:12 PM
It's been over 6 months since the Self-Injury Awareness 2013 Fears vs Dreams journal was put up on deviantART, and I still find myself returning to this video from time to time, both for motivation and a sense of camaraderie for finding commonalities in my fears, and finding distinction in myself in that my dreams are vastly different from that of others.

So this has sparked a curiosity in me; and I'd like for us to go deeper into these questions:

:bulletorange: What is your biggest fear?
:bulletyellow: How do your dreams prevent your fears from showing themselves?

:bulletorange: What is your greatest dream?
:bulletyellow: How do your fears obstruct you from achieving your dreams?

Comments and answers highly appreciated, along with any :+fav:'s or other sharing or support.

2013 pica-ae modified by Nichrysalis | Background image by Subtle Patterns
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haphazardmelody Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
My biggest fear? I think it's being happy. That's going to sound weird, but I think that I want so much for things to fall into place and just to be happy and satisfied with life that the thought terrifies me as well.

My greatest dream is to be a music therapist. I'm not sure how this will ever happen because of finances. And the last time I tried college it was a miserable failure, although I'm in a better place now than I was then...but I am afraid of failing again. Wasting even more money, and disappointing people and myself. Disappointment of any sort is probably my second-greatest fear. I hate it when anyone things I've fallen short, and as we are our own worst critics, I tend to feel that I have absolutely all the time. There is always something I could have done better. I'm never quite good enough.

It's sad, really, how we become our own worst hang-ups.
ginkgografix Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
My biggest fear would be to lose everything that is important to me and to be "alone". Having no one who cares for you, having no one to talk to etc. Similar to what *akkajess said.

As for the dream. Not sure. There are things you like to happen, want to achive, want to become etc. But afterall my only dream is being happy and having a good life - no matter what the details will be.
Just being confident with how things are and being able to enjoy it all. That's my dream.
LadyLincoln Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Greatest Fear(s):


Greatest Dream:

Finally publishing one of my novels (working towards it.) :heart:
hypermagical Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
I wasn't around back then, but hell. I feel like sharing.

My biggest fear: that I'll fail to achieve happiness and contentment in life. 
How my dreams prevent my fears from being evident: I live in this fantasy world where most of what I say/do is like a short term happy fix that hides how truly unhappy I am at the core.

My greatest dream: to eventually live without constant regret and fear.
How my fears affect the realization of my dreams: fear of failure just generally crushes my drive and ambition.

Then there are the things I've learned to accept about myself that have helped to lighten the load quite a bit, which does have an impact on how I see myself and how I go through life.

Fe0 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013   General Artist
I don't think that I am ready to share that.
Though, I did want to say that I love what you are doing here.
This is a truly wonderful cause & you are great to approach it.
SelahDeNoctiluca Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
My biggest fear:
Being dragged around by hyperglycemia attacks, Diabetes and my own short-comings my whole life. I fear not knowing what to say, or how to reach out to people. 

My greatest dreams:
Having an impact on the world behind me, and helping someone find their way through the darkness.

Yay for more awareness. Yay for SI Awareness. This means so much :huggle:
akkajess Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Student Writer
What is your biggest fear?

I think my biggest fear is losing control of my life again. It's scary being in a situation which is totally out of your control. 

I'm not scared of being alone as in, 'I'm going to die alone', but alone in the sense that nobody was really interested in what I have to say. I don't want to think that I didn't help anyone or inspire them in some way. I just want people to kind of ask how I'm doing for a change and take some interest in me like I was interested in them.

My dreams help my fears from showing themselves because I know what I want now and my ambition will help me achieve my dreams. I definitely have a strong drive and motivation for the future, and I'm looking forward too it. :heart:

What is your greatest dream?

This is a tough question because I could never have just one dream :lol:.  My goals are normally linked to my dreams and they're all quite do-able and so by achieving the goal, I've achieved the dream. For example, I had a goal/dream of completing the Duke of Edinburgh award and I did it! So now, I'm working towards other awards and achievements. 

If I had to pick one dream though, it would be to design my own house. I've been thinking of the designing and stuff for years and have a pretty good idea of what I want in my house. I'm confident that this will be another achievable goal because of all the experience I'm getting, and the money I'm earning. This dream isn't too far away! ;)

Honestly, I don't like to use the word 'dream' because when you say it, it sounds like the only place it's going to stay is in your head. That's why I prefer using goals. 

I think it's my confidence that really needs mending. It can really obstruct me from important things I want to be. For example, in college I'm volunteering to be the class rep, so you need confidence to really inspire others in your class. I know I've got the knowledge and power for the position, but it's just that stupid little voice at the back of my head named anxiety that really pulls me down sometimes. But, one day I know I'll be able to overcome it and really do what I was put on this earth for. :D
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